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20 Facts About Skunks That Don’t Stink! (2020)

20 Facts About Skunks That Don’t Stink! (2020)

Are you ready to learn some interesting facts about skunks? Unfortunately, due to their stinky nature, skunks get an unfortunate reputation.   But these nocturnal mammals rarely bother anyone, except for the occasional dog that runs after them. But what would you do if a giant canine was chasing you down? I’d spray him too if I could!   Anyways, skunks are quite interesting if […]

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8 BEST Birding Tour Companies for Worldwide Travel! (2020)

8 BEST Birding Tour Companies for Worldwide Travel! (2020)

So you’re looking to go on a birding tour?   That’s incredible news. But unfortunately, deciding to go on a bird watching trip is an easy decision.   The hardest part is trying to find where to go and a reputable company to travel with. There are dozens and dozens of tour operators operating all around the world!   Below, you will learn about 8 […]

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Joe Pye Weed 101: HOW & WHY To Grow This Native Plant!

Joe Pye Weed 101: HOW & WHY To Grow This Native Plant!

One of my favorite native flowers is Joe Pye Weed.     In case you are unaware of Joe Pye Weed, it’s a gorgeous wildflower that grows up to 7 feet tall. When it’s in full bloom, it has a large plume of pinkish lavender flowers at the top that attracts many species of wildlife.   Please don’t let the fact that ‘weed’ appears in […]

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Bee Balm 101: HOW & WHY You Should Grow This Native Plant!

Bee Balm 101: HOW & WHY You Should Grow This Native Plant!

So you want to know more about Bee Balm?   Well, you have come to the right place. Today, I have lots of information to share about Bee Balm, which is also known commonly as Monarda. My post is organized into the following sections: What is Bee Balm? Why should you grow Bee Balm? (4 reasons) How do you grow Monarda? Common Pests and Diseases […]

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8 Ways to Get Rid of Pigeons From Your House (& Bird Feeders)!

8 Ways to Get Rid of Pigeons From Your House (& Bird Feeders)!

How do you get rid of pigeons?   Almost everyone that has attracted this invasive species to their yard has asked themselves this question.   Pigeons can be incredibly problematic. First, these rather large birds can take over your feeding station, crowding out all the beautiful songbirds. The pigeons scarf down as much food as possible, and unfortunately, they aren’t polite enough to leave any […]

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7 Ways to Keep Bees Off Your Hummingbird Feeders!

7 Ways to Keep Bees Off Your Hummingbird Feeders!

How do you keep bees away from your hummingbird feeders? Almost everyone who feeds hummingbirds has had to deal with bees competing for the delicious nectar. Yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are especially frustrating when the feeders are close to your house because then these insects are more likely to bother or even sting you!   Not to mention that a feeder full of bees […]

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9 Ways To Keep Ants OFF Your Hummingbird Feeders

9 Ways To Keep Ants OFF Your Hummingbird Feeders

How do you keep ants off your hummingbird feeders? I don’t know anyone who wants these insects drinking the nectar that was put out for their hummingbirds.   Mainly since ants can PREVENT hummingbirds, which happens when they arrive by the thousands and swarm over your feeders. Or it’s common for ants to get into the feeding ports and die inside, which can contaminate your […]

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18 Bald Eagle Facts That Will Make You Soar With Joy!

18 Bald Eagle Facts That Will Make You Soar With Joy!

What do you call an eagle that plays the piano? Talon-ted! 🙂   Now that we got that silly joke out of the way, let’s get to the real reason you are here.   You want to learn some fun facts about Bald Eagles!   Well, you’re in luck because today I am providing 18 Bald Eagle facts. Get ready to be entertained!   Before […]

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17 Fun Facts About Hedgehogs! [2020]

17 Fun Facts About Hedgehogs! [2020]

What do you get when a hedgehog mates with a snake? Barbed wire!   Ok, I’m sorry for the silly joke. 🙂   But today we are going to learn some interesting information about one of the internet’s favorite animals –> The hedgehog!   Specifically, I am providing:   17 Fun Facts About Hedgehogs!   We are going to cover everything from what a hedgehog […]

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Hummingbird Nests: 7 Fun Facts You Should Know (2020)

Hummingbird Nests: 7 Fun Facts You Should Know (2020)

Hummingbird nests are one of nature’s engineering miracles.   There are many exciting things to know about hummer nests, such as how they are made and what materials are used for construction.   So today, I am going to provide SEVEN interesting facts that I have recently learned.   Before we begin, I have a question to ask:   Do you want to watch a […]

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8 Most Common Hummingbird Species (ID Guide)

8 Most Common Hummingbird Species (ID Guide)

Did you know there are over 350 hummingbird species in the world?   I had no idea!   Unfortunately, less than a dozen types of hummingbirds are commonly seen in the United States and Canada.   For example, where I live in Akron, Ohio, we only get to observe the Ruby-throated Hummingbird during the warm summer months.   Because hummingbirds are incredibly fast and small, […]

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How to Attract Butterflies: 17 Tips (2020 Guide)

How to Attract Butterflies: 17 Tips (2020 Guide)

How do you attract butterflies to your yard?   I have been pondering this question recently after visiting my grandparents. They have managed to create an incredible pollinator garden in their backyard, full of beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the whole summer.   One of their favorite activities is watching butterflies flutter around their yard.   My grandpa has even built a small, screened house […]

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34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

FLOWERS get all the attention when it comes to attracting butterflies!   With their bright, beautiful, nectar-filled blooms, it’s easy to see why gardeners love providing flowers to encourage butterflies to visit their backyards. *CLICK HERE to skip directly to the list of butterfly host plants!* But I want you to stop and think about the butterfly life cycle:   As you can see, there […]

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21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

Ever since starting the live cameras in my backyard in Ohio, I have always felt comfortable helping viewers identify birds they have never seen before. From Northern Cardinals to Blue Jays to Downy Woodpeckers, I have a lot of confidence in helping with any identification question.   But then we added a live bird feeder camera from Germany to the site.   And then another […]

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26 Penguin Facts That Will Make You Waddle With Joy! [2020]

26 Penguin Facts That Will Make You Waddle With Joy! [2020]

Do you know what penguins like to eat for lunch?   Ice-burgers!   I know, I know, I’m pretty funny. But don’t worry, the rest of this article is full of TRUE penguin facts. 🙂   These flightless birds are incredibly interesting, and it’s no wonder they are so popular all over the globe! There is a lot of remarkable penguin knowledge that we are […]

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Bee Houses 101: Where to buy & how to use them! [2020]

Bee Houses 101: Where to buy & how to use them! [2020]

Bee houses seem to be showing up everywhere!     For example, just in the last month, I have seen bee houses for sale at a local hardware store, a giant homemade structure at the park, and there were even a few small bee houses in a pollinator garden at a playground I take my kids to!   I was intrigued about purchasing and setting […]

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What do hummingbirds eat? (It’s not just nectar!)

What do hummingbirds eat? (It’s not just nectar!)

What do hummingbirds eat?   Wanting to know the foods that hummingbirds consume is a common question for anyone that enjoys watching these winged beauties.   I have often wondered how hummingbirds get nutrition, mainly since I have only observed them eating nectar (Food #1 below!) from the flowers in my backyard. RELATED: 28 Common Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds (Native, Easy To Grow)   Today, […]

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22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2020 Guide]

22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2020 Guide]

“Wait, you want me to ATTRACT bees?“ The first time I heard that people actually want bees in their backyard I thought they were a bit crazy!   It seemed like I was just asking to get stung, or worse, one of my small children getting hurt and never wanting to go outside again! Quick Links! The 22 Best Flowers For Bees 4 Tips for […]

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17 Best Drones For ANY Situation! [Pro’s, Kids, & Beginners]

17 Best Drones For ANY Situation! [Pro’s, Kids, & Beginners]

When you began shopping for a new drone, I’m guessing you probably Googled the following term:   “What are the best drones?“ But from there, you probably got frustrated when you realized how many drones are available to purchase. The incredible amount of variety is overwhelming!   Seriously, there are drones suited for everyone from kids to professionals to hobbyists to beginners. You can buy […]

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15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2020)

15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2020)

Whoooooooo doesn’t love owls?!   See what I did there?   Owls are intriguing creatures that easily capture the interest and attention of everyone, including kids and non-birders. These mysterious and wise-looking birds are unique and have many secrets that most people don’t know!   Today, you will learn 15 facts about owls that will make your head spin! Owl Head Turn GIF from Owl […]

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